A novel one-transistor-type MOS RAM is discussed. This memory cell gives a remarkable area reduction and/or increase in storage capacitance by stacking the main portion of the storage capacitor on the address transistor, bit lines, or field oxides. It is called a stacked-capacitor (STC) RAM. This STC memory has a three-level poly-Si structure. The stacked capacitor has poly-Si-Si3N4-poly-Si (or Al) structure. A 16-kbit STC RAM has been fabricated with 3-µm technology and operated successfully. Memory performance is strikingly improved by using STC cells.
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- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering